The African American community has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the Clintons, however it appears as though some of that relationship may be fractured and perhaps even broken should former President Clinton come to town and participate overtly in efforts to thwart the legitimate political aspirations of Chicago’s Black Community,” Davis said in this morning’s release
Until I read this pearl of wisdom, I did not realize that the political aspirations of Chicago’s Black Community trump the political aspirations of all other groups living in that city, and whoever supports any non black candidate will get fractured figuratively if not literally. Is this, plus what we saw in Philadelphia, plus what we see in the Holder Justice department, the end game of the civil rights movement. Is this the kind of thing blacks and whites fought to achieve? If so then it confirms the worst suspicions of white southerners. It appears to me that this is what the Democratic Party now stands for. It is no coincidence that it comes from Chicago, the same town Obama hails from and the place where he will launch his 2012 campaign. It is sad. In fact it is more than just sad. It is a betrayal of this country.
This is what Barack and company have done. This is why I screamed like crazy in 2007. Honestly, if it were a Black person, I might not have screamed as loudly. But I knew mixed Barack was grabbing the Black card and intending to play it and that the Black community would suffer.
And we will and that's what's happening above.
I'm not attacking the poster of the comment. I'm not even questioning it.
I'm saying that is the attitude that Barack's fostered.
And Danny Davis is an asshole. Your first clue is that homophobe James Meeks is on board with him. If Rahm can overcome legal challenges; however, it doesn't matter. Rahm will be mayor. Rahm will have the money to run and the backing of the political machine. Danny Davis is a homophobic joke.
At 69, he's also too old to be mayor. He's used to being a loser because, almost 20 years ago, he just knew he could beat Richard Daley and he lost then too.
Like Barack, Danny Davis was "New Party" (Socialist) in Chicago. As for James Meeks? From Chicago Pride:
Perhaps of even more concern than race-baiting diatribes like these is Rev. Meeks disturbing history of antagonism towards the LGBT community.
A spring 2007 newsletter from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) named Meeks one of the "10 leading black religious voices in the anti-gay movement". The newsletter cites him as both "a key member of Chicago's ‘Gatekeepers' network, an interracial group of evangelical ministers who strive to erase the division between church and state" and "a stalwart anti-gay activist… [who]… has used his House of Hope mega-church to launch petition drives for the Illinois Family Institute (IFI), a major state-level ‘family values' pressure group that lauded him last year for leading African Americans in ‘clearly understanding the threat of gay marriage.'"
The SPLC newsletter also noted that, "Meeks and the IFI are partnered with Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defense Fund, major anti-gay organizations of the Christian Right. They also are tightly allied with Americans for Truth, an Illinois group that said in a press release last year that ‘fighting AIDS without talking against homosexuality is like fighting lung cancer without talking against smoking.'"
On a more personal level, Meeks has reportedly blamed "Hollywood Jews for bringing us Brokeback Mountain" and actively campaigned to defeat SB3186, an Illinois LGBT non-discrimination bill, while serving in the Illinois state legislature alongside Obama. According to a 2006 Chicago Sun Times article, his church sponsored a "Halloween fright night" which "consigned to the flames of hell two mincing young men wearing body glitter who were supposed to be homosexuals."
That's Danny Davis' spiritual guru.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):